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   Issue 5 - 8 June 2012 www.cdu.edu.au         

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CDU expands on-campus student housing
A new $7 million facility is boosting on-campus student accommodation at Charles Darwin University's Casuarina campus after it was opened yesterday by the Federal Minister for Higher Education, Senator Chris Evans.

Training boost at CDU's Katherine campus
A purpose-built facility on Charles Darwin University's Katherine rural campus will provide a much needed boost to community and health training for remote students in the Territory.

CDU honours East Timor Prime Minister
A man whose fight for freedom helped to liberate and re-build one of the world's newest nations has been honoured during Charles Darwin University's mid-year graduation ceremony.
Profile on rise in remote and regional NT
Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover says he has been encouraged by a heightened level of community interest in Charles Darwin University's remote and regional programs.
CDU to celebrate life of Nan Giese
Charles Darwin University will hold a public celebration of the life of Nancy (Nan) Giese AO OBE, Doctor of Education honoris causa, on Tuesday 26 June.
NTG provides opportunity to study oil and gas at CDU
A scholarship valued at $100,000 will enable a Timorese citizen to study for an Associate Degree in Process Engineering at the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas at Charles Darwin University.
First lots released at The Heights
It's been a busy time for The Heights, Durack project development, which is directly linked with CDU's Palmerston campus.
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RESEARCH

Keeping bush tucker healthy
Researchers are helping traditional owners to check the health of a bush tucker staple that is still being collected in and around Darwin.
Changing the course of music history
A visit to the Bach-Archive and Museum in Leipzig, Germany, has helped to heal old wounds and provided further reinforcement that the traditional view of Johann Sebastian Bach's second wife, Anna Magdalena, as simply a copyist of her husband's music is flawed.
Northern Australian biodiversity threats under the spotlight in Darwin
Biodiversity in northern Australia is benefiting from a four-year $30.5m investment aimed at better managing and conserving the region's unique wildlife and supporting sustainable livelihoods.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Youngsters explore career pathways at CDU
Hundreds of students from across the Northern Territory had the opportunity to gain "hands on" experience in a variety of trade options and explore possible careers during Charles Darwin University's annual Try a Trade event this week.
Learn how to save water this dry season
The Charles Darwin University horticulture team was recently on hand to show green thumbs how to conserve water in their gardens as part of this year's Tropical Garden Spectacular and Sustainable Living Festival at the George Brown Botanical Gardens.
Researcher inspires future scientists
The pathway to a career in science is looking brighter for a group of promising young science students from Dripstone Middle School thanks to a donation of equipment valued at $1400.
Nurses celebrate with book launch, art exhibition
The Charles Darwin University nursing community reflected on the past, celebrated the present and focused on the future during International Nurses' Day recently.
Students' minds opened to worlds of possibility
Two groups of secondary school students had their minds opened to a world of possibility during separate visits to Charles Darwin University recently.
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STAFF

Budding chefs dig deep for sustainability
The first step in establishing a food hub at Charles Darwin University's Palmerston campus has introduced commercial cookery students to the notion of paddock to plate, right on their doorstep.
Grant to probe Indigenous representation
A Charles Darwin University PhD candidate and lecturer in accounting has received a grant to help further his research investigating the under-representation of Indigenous Australians in the accounting profession.
Artist paints the Centre with fresh point of view
A Charles Darwin University art lecturer unveiled a collection of new oil paintings at Araluen Art Gallery in Alice Springs recently.
History professor wins two literary awards
Charles Darwin University's Emeritus Professor of History Alan Powell has scooped two literary awards for "Northern Voyagers", a book that explores the maritime history of the north Australian coast.
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STUDENTS

Outstanding students awarded
Charles Darwin University has awarded its brightest students with more than 50 scholarships presented in the areas of Engineering, the Arts, Environment, Science, Humanitarian and the VET sector.
Larrakia man completes doctoral journey
Born and bred Darwinian Curtis Roman has just added his name to an exclusive list that he hopes will expand rapidly in coming years.
Research helps predict mozzie virus outbreaks
Heavy wet season rain is the best early-warning system for predicting outbreaks of the Ross River virus disease in Darwin, a Charles Darwin University student has confirmed.

REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Community hairdressers making the cut
A group of students from Millingimbi School have taken their first steps as professional hairdressers after attending a one day work placement with Cutterz & Minx Hair salon in Palmerston.

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